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  • U.S. judge tosses FDA panel report on menthol cigarettes

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge ruled on Monday in favor of two tobacco companies that challenged a 2011 U.S. Food and Drug Administration committee report on menthol cigarettes, finding three of the panel's members had conflicts of interests.
  • Israel strikes hospital, houses; Gaza death toll passes 570

    JERUSALEM The Palestinian death toll in an Israeli offensive against Islamist militants in the Gaza Strip passed 570 on Monday as Israeli shells struck a hospital, residential homes were bombed, and the army said it had killed at least 10 gunmen who'd...

    Rich countries, barred doors: Why aren't the U.S. and Europe more welcoming?

    Something similar is happening at the U.S.-Mexico border and on the Mediterranean. In both places, lifesaving and rights-respecting policies are being blamed for a surge in migrants and asylum seekers. Italy started a rescue-at-sea operation called Mare...

    Islamic State thwarts Syrian government forces on two fronts

    ISTANBUL Syrian government troops failed on two fronts Monday to reverse gains by fighters loyal to the Islamic State, a sign that the insurgents who have captured half of Iraq are capable of battling Syria's government as well. Anti-government activists...

    Gaza Assault Will Not Bring Peace

    The slaughter of people places more barriers to the necessary negotiated agreement that is the only alternative to the occupation and endless oppression of the Palestinian people. Israel must agree to an immediate cease-fire and start negotiating in...